NCrafts in 20 pictures

Halima Koundi · 04 Jun 2017

NCrafts 2017 is a two days conference in Paris. I had the chance to also attend an event storming workshop run by Alberto Brandolini a day before the conference. It was full of fun, socialising and learning.

Here are some of my takeways of those three days of awesomeness:

Alberto Brandolini adding a post-it to a wall covered in post-its "If you have an event driven architecture, the gap between post-its (resulting from the event storming session) and the code should be small". Alberto Brandolini.

Food buffet at NCrafts Good food always makes for a good conference (you guessed I'm french here).

A custom built keyboard - including android, apple and DON'T PANIC keys Developers are fun and keyboards are a good way to socialise.

Fundamental Lessons: Know your dependencies, eliminate your dependency on the internet, use a cache Big data can be so big you DDOS yourself.

Slides about mobbing Mobbing is not just for devs.

Building Communities of practice (tacit.pub/tacitbooks) Community of practices are efficient ways to break team silo.

Word Cloud of Extreme Practices XP to the extreme works.

A bottle of Newcrafts Black IPA Craft beer is a must have, looking forward to the veggie smoothie trend.

Slide about Reinventing Organizations: The Epiphany Becoming TEAL overnight might not be a good idea, I feel lucky to be part of a TEAL aspiring company.

Slide stating 'Biggest Mistakes' The best talks are the one full of courage to face one's vulnerabilities.

Antoine Vernois with photos of chickens and a building. Coding among the chickens sounds like something I would enjoy doing.

An open space discussion in progress Open spaces at conferences are cool, especially when being reminded that the talks will be recorded (FOMO contained).

Ly-Jia Goldstein with 'The legend of Devs Awakening' We as developers have duty to not harm and inform non tech savvy.

Gilles Roustan with his grandfathers quote: 'A bad worker always complains about his tools.' I completely buy into the metaphore of software development as an artisanal trade and the comparison with masonry.


Diversity in speakers makes tech conferences much more interesting. But diversity in attendees is lacking and a sad reflection of our industry.

Alberto Brandolini with his quote: 'Software Development is a learning process. Working code is a side effect.' Software development is a life of learning and that's why we chose to code.

You can watch this space for videos of the 2017's edition.

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